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The Road Runners Club of America is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Income from membership dues only covers a portion of the revenue needed to support the mission of the RRCA. It is the generous support from our members, individual donors, corporate sponsors, and foundations that enable us to develop, improve, and implement valuable programs that benefit the running community. The RRCA would like to thank our donors for their generous support throughout the years. Donations help the organization promote and support our grassroots promotional efforts throughout the United States.
Individuals, clubs, events, foundations, and corporate supporters are encourage to donate to the mission of the RRCA. There are several giving options available:
- Mail a contribution to Road Runners Club of America: 1501 Lee Highway, Ste 140, Arlington, VA 22209.
- Give online using our convenient Donate buttons below.
- Set-up a monthly or quarterly payment to the RRCA from your personal online bill payment service. $25 dollars a month adds up to a $300 gift at the end of the year.
- Give to the RRCA during the annual renewal process by including a donation with your club or event’s membership and insurance fees.
- Make the RRCA your employer’s matching gift recipient.
- Remember the RRCA in your will.
- Attend the RRCA Convention and participate in the live and silent auction. Donate worthwhile auction items.
Annual Program Fund
Annual Program Fund is the RRCA’s unrestricted, annual fund. Membership dues only cover a portion of our annual operating expenses. Annual contributions to the RRCA by our supporters help fund the Kids Run the Nation program materials, Runner Friendly Community program, RUN@WORK Day promotional efforts, RRCA National Running Awards Ceremony including award winner travel stipends, Championship Events Series, 2000 Hour Volunteer Recognition program, Join a Club marketing efforts, RRCA history preservation efforts, and much more. Please support the RRCA through an annual contribution to the Program Fund.
Kids Run The Nation Fund
In 2007, through a generous gift from David and Sharlee Cotter in memory of Hank and Nancy Taylor, the RRCA developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund to assists running clubs, events, and schools interested in implementing or currently hosting youth running programs. This small grant program is funded by restricted contributions from RRCA members, individuals, foundations, and corporations. One hundred percent of the money raised is restricted to the grant fund and no portion of contributions to the Kids Run the Nation Fund are used for administrative expenses. The RRCA’s goal is to raise and grant over $20,000 annually to youth programs around the country. The demand for small grants to establish youth running programs is great. Your contribution of $500 or more provides a grant to a deserving youth program.
Roads Scholar Fund
Since 1996, the RRCA has awarded grants totaling over $360,000 (as of 2011) through the Roads Scholar® program. The goal of the program is to assist American post collegiate runners who show great promise to develop into national and world-class road running athletes. The grants awarded by the RRCA go directly to the athletes to help support their goals of becoming world-class distance runners. The program is directed towards runners who are US citizens, have graduated from college, plan to pursue elite distance running as a career, and expect to earn less than $30,000 from all sources during the calendar year. The RRCA’s goal is to provide four to six $5,000 grants per year to deserving athletes. Since the programs inception, the RRCA has funded 84 elite athletes.
State Reps Fund
RRCA State Representatives are the ambassadors of the organization in their community and most importantly, RRCA State Reps are all volunteers. They promote our programs and services, support member clubs and events, and recruit unaffiliated clubs, events, corporate supporters and individual members. 100% of the State Rep fund contributions are used for the State Rep program. No portion of the contributions are used for fundraising or administrative expenses. Your contribution to the State Reps Fund help your State Rep provide additional State Championship plaques as only one set of plaques is funded per state through the Grassroots Fund. Your Contribution also helps your State Rep host an annual state meeting, utilize Constant Contact for member outreach, attend the RRCA Convention on your State’s behalf, and much more.